TripAdvisor Announces New Partnership With InterContinental® Hotels Group (IHG®)
The World's Largest Travel Site and App Will Include All IHG Hotel Brands in its Instant Booking Marketplace
NEEDHAM, Mass. -- TripAdvisor® (NASDAQ: TRIP) today announced a partnership with IHG to include all the company's hotel brands in the TripAdvisor instant booking marketplace. In the coming months, consumers will be able to instantly book rooms at IHG properties directly, without leaving the TripAdvisor site or app.
Users simply tap or click "Book Now" to initiate an instant booking. During the process, TripAdvisor prominently features text and branding to let the user know that InterContinental® Hotels & Resorts or one of the other IHG brands (e.g., Holiday Inn® Hotels & Resorts, Kimpton, Crowne Plaza® Hotels & Resorts) will handle the transaction and customer service.
"We're thrilled to include IHG in our instant booking marketplace as TripAdvisor continues to provide consumers with one of the best hotel shopping experiences on any device," said Robin Ingle, senior vice president of global advertising, TripAdvisor. "Trusted hotels, like those within the IHG family of brands, give hotel shoppers confidence that they'll be able to have a better booking experience through TripAdvisor because of the wide range of inventory, room content and the best rates we offer."
TripAdvisor, the world's largest travel site*, enables travelers to unleash the full potential of every trip. With over 661 million reviews and opinions covering the world's largest selection of travel listings worldwide - covering approximately 7.7 million accommodations, airlines, experiences, and restaurants – TripAdvisor provides travelers with the wisdom of the crowds to help them decide where to stay, how to fly, what to do and where to eat. TripAdvisor also compares prices from more than 200 hotel booking sites so travelers can find the lowest price on the hotel that's right for them. TripAdvisor-branded sites are available in 49 markets, and are home to the world's largest travel community of 456 million average monthly unique visitors**, all looking to get the most out of every trip. TripAdvisor: Know better. Book better. Go better.
The subsidiaries and affiliates of TripAdvisor, Inc. (NASDAQ: TRIP) own and operate a portfolio of websites and businesses, including the following travel media brands:
www.airfarewatchdog.com, www.bokun.io, www.bookingbuddy.com, www.cruisecritic.com, www.familyvacationcritic.com, www.flipkey.com, www.thefork.com (including www.lafourchette.com, www.eltenedor.com, and www.restorando.com), www.holidaylettings.co.uk, www.holidaywatchdog.com, www.housetrip.com, www.jetsetter.com, www.niumba.com, www.onetime.com, www.oyster.com, www.seatguru.com, www.smartertravel.com, www.tingo.com, www.vacationhomerentals.com and www.viator.com.
*Source: Jumpshot for TripAdvisor Sites, worldwide, December 2018
**Source: TripAdvisor internal log files, average monthly unique visitors during seasonal peak in Q3 2018